Waist-length role portrait photograph of the soprano as Desdemona in Otello. Signed in full
by ZYLIS-GARA, Teresa 1935-
Polish soprano Teresa Zylis-Gara "made her début in 1957 at Kraków as Halka. After winning the 1960 Munich radio prize she sang at Oberhausen, Dortmund (1962) and Düsseldorf (1965-70). She appeared as Octavian at Glyndebourne (1965), made her Covent Garden début in 1968 as Violetta, then sang Countess Almaviva, Donna Elvira and Desdemona, a role she took to La Scala in 1977. She made her Metropolitan début in 1968 as Donna Elvira... Zylis-Gara was also admired as a concert singer and recitalist. She was a dignified yet impassioned actress, and had a fresh, lyric voice, notable for its smoothness of production." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.. 180 x 127 mm. With handstamp to verso: "Teresa Zylis-Gara as Desdemona in 'Otello.' " (Inventory #: 24020)
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